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By Christoph Grellard, Frederique Lachaud

This publication is the 1st collective learn of this significant determine within the highbrow and political lifetime of 12th-century Europe to seem for thirty years. in accordance with the most recent learn, 13 contributions via best specialists within the box supply an outline of John of Salisbury’s position within the political debates that marked the reign of Henry II in England in addition to of his position within the heritage of the Church. They  Read more...

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See esp. Matthew Kempshall, Rhetoric and the Writing of History, 400–1500 (Manchester, 2011), pp. 408–427. Historia pontificalis, pp. 16–17. It is in particular this kind of re-evaluation that Nicholas Vincent invites to in a recent article on the policy of Henry II towards the papacy (Vincent, “Beyond Becket: King Henry II and the papacy (1154–1189)”). 67 Nevertheless, John of Salisbury’s political ideas should not be artificially separated from the philosophical theories he developed on other subjects.

Butler, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1979 and 1986). John also seems to have followed Abelard’s example in his high estimation of the character of Trajan: Gordon Whatley, “The Uses of Hagiography: the Legend of Pope Gregory and the Emperor Trajan in the Middle Ages,” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 15 (1984), 25–63, esp. p. 33. Another point of contact between the thoughts of Abelard and John has been brought to attention by John Marenbon in his introduction to the Collationes: this is the positive perception of Epicurus, who is distinguished from his Epicurean followers (Peter Abelard, Collationes, ed.

1, p. 167, ll. 6 This quite plausible hypothesis does not exclude another possibility suggested by recent studies on the cultural role of Salisbury from the late eleventh to mid 12th century. 7 She has shown above all the interest of the canons in written culture, particularly in texts that were rare or never previously preserved in England. 8 The study of the textual traditions represented at Salisbury indicates that there were clear links between the canons and other continental centres, all the more remarkable given that this was not an establishment already integrated into other networks.

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